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Will you adopt me online, please?

Volunteer group Hope for Animals, founded in 2011 by creative designer Melodee Tan (far left), has started Project Pet Live, a series of virtual adoption drives. With the group's volunteers at an event earlier this year is Senior Minister of State fo
Seven-month-old Boytjie, a mixed breed dog, was adopted from Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS) by project manager Genevieve Seah and her husband, primary school teacher Tuan Smit, about three weeks ago. PHOTO: GENEVIEVE SEAH
Volunteer group Hope for Animals, founded in 2011 by creative designer Melodee Tan (far left), has started Project Pet Live, a series of virtual adoption drives. With the group's volunteers at an event earlier this year is Senior Minister of State fo
Pierce is a rabbit rescued by the House Rabbit Society Singapore last month.PHOTO: HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY SINGAPORE
Volunteer group Hope for Animals, founded in 2011 by creative designer Melodee Tan (far left), has started Project Pet Live, a series of virtual adoption drives. With the group's volunteers at an event earlier this year is Senior Minister of State fo
Volunteer group Hope for Animals, founded in 2011 by creative designer Melodee Tan (far left), has started Project Pet Live, a series of virtual adoption drives. With the group's volunteers at an event earlier this year is Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat (front centre). PHOTO: HOPE FOR ANIMALS

Animal shelters, which are seeing a drop in adoptions and donations, turn to online donation drives and boosting their virtual presence

Animal shelters are finding it harder to get their pets adopted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Parks Board (NParks), which the Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) comes under, says it understands from its animal welfare group partners that there have been fewer adoptions as they cannot hold outdoor adoption drives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2020, with the headline 'Will you adopt me online, please?'. Print Edition | Subscribe